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Review: Synthroid and Milk Thistle

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Synthroid and Milk Thistle. It is created by eHealthMe based on 97 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 7, 2014: 97 people who reported to have interactions when taking Synthroid, Milk Thistle are studied

Trend of Synthroid, Milk Thistle's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (8555873)

Drug combinations in study:
- Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium)
- Milk Thistle (milk thistle)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Synthroid, Milk Thistle:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)60
Arthralgia (joint pain)60
Pyrexia (fever)45
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)39
Pneumonia34
Insomnia (sleeplessness)32
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)32
Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)24
Cough24
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)24

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Synthroid, Milk Thistle:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Urinary Tract Infection4
Abdominal Pain4
Haemolytic Anaemia (anaemia due to haemolysis)4
Pneumonia4
Low Platelet Count (decrease of platelets in blood)3
Anxiety Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)3
Urethral Discharge2
Degenerative Spinal Disease, Spondylosis2
Hemochromatosis (a hereditary disorder in which iron salts are deposited in the tissues)2
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)2

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Synthroid0.00%0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%
Milk Thistle0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Medical diet
  2. Hepatitis c
  3. Neoplasm
  4. Hypothyroidism
  5. Mantle cell lymphoma

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Vitamin d
  3. Fish oil
  4. Vitamin e
  5. Ascorbic acid

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Milk Thistle (milk thistle) is often used to treat liver function test abnormal. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • onset one month ago started after treatment of UTI

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Have also been diagnosed with PTSD.

    Reply

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